Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ready, Set, Retreat!!!

Good Morning Friends! Miss Tracy here and today I am posting from the Oak Street Cottage in Roanoke, TX.  I am currently on the Little Blue House Team Retreat and having an amazing time!!
The Cottage is over 100 years old and is filled with charming character (the kind you don't see much of anymore). Mary, the owner, has done an outstanding job of making us feel so welcome and right at home!

We opted to bring our own food but Mary will feed you some yummy meals if you prefer that option. The Cottage is located right in the heart of the up & coming Old Town district of Roanoke and there are several great restaurants all within walking distance (such as Babe's, Twisted Root, Mi Familia, Tortilla Flats, and even a German Restaurant)...and lots of unique boutiques, book store/coffee shop, candy store, etc. if you're in the mood for that kind of thing!

The Bedrooms all have twin beds and your own little personal basket filled with fluffy towel/cloth and ...hee hee...ear plugs! Just in case somebody in the group happens to snore (like Susan..lol!).  There is even a massage table set up upstairs for anyone that wants to set up an appt. for a massage in the midst of all that major crafting and scrapping that you will be doing during your stay here. Probably won't be spending too much time in these comfy beds though...too much other Crafty Fun to be had!!!
Okay, enough with the blogging!  I've got to get my CrAFt oN ladies!  Here are a few shots of us in action...EnjOy! I just love it when me and my gals can hang out and create together. We are working on all different kinds of LBH projects that we've been dying to make but have been a little too busy to do so for ourselves.

We will put the crafting on hold a little later today to plan some amazing creative opportunites for our Fall and Holiday Season at the LBH! It's always an exciting time when we put our crEaTivE miNds together!! You never know what we may
 come up with and I have to say that's my favorite thing
 about this fabulous TeAm!!

Have a wonderful week friends! Be sure to stop by the
Little Blue House this week for our first-ever Looky-Do Page Kit Sale! It begins today, Tuesday 7/19 10a-5p. The entire back studio has been transformed into "Kit Corner"...go check it out! You will also enjoy FREE Open Cropping this week at the LBH!
 Tues. thru Fri. from 10a-5p.

Oh ...I almost forgot to tell you!!! The best part about being on Retreat at Oak Street Cottage is that you and your friends will enjoy a 15% shopping discount when you come visit the LBH
during your stay here!

Stay true to your Passion -- Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :) 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Float Art" Frames

Hi Everyone!
I had such a wonderful time yesterday with my fellow Scrapstashers! I wanted to share with you the projects that I designed for our July Workshop...I call it "Float Art"! 

You can create all kinds of images for your Float Art pieces. They can be shapes, letters, really any kind of icon. Here are a few projects that I designed featuring "Float Art".

The first one features a floating button heart and papers from Graphic 45 Fashionista.  I love the vintage look of these papers!

 Here is another "Float Art" project featuring a Beachy theme! I used a variety of Sea Shells and Crushed Shells to fill my heart...

 Now take a look at this Float Art project using letters...This will look great hanging in my Scrap Shack (aka...the building in my back yard otherwise know as my studio).
Look a little closer...see all the little beads among the buttons?!?
This was just too much fun! You have to give it a try! Visit the Little Blue House blog here to see the simple steps that I took to create these and you can begin creating your own Float Art Frames today!

Check out these fabulous Float Art projects that were created by my fellow Stashers.  I'm always so inspired by the creative energy that is unleashed every time we meet!  

Lynette Chiles

 Angelia Counts

 Danna Genske

 Debbie Boudreau

I hope you have been inspired by these projects and will join me next month at Scrapstashers!  To reserve your seat, stop by the Little Blue House or give me a call at (817) 431-7930.

Remember to check out the LBH blog for intructions on how to create your own "Float Art" frame!

Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Calling all Scrapstashers!

Join me for Scrapstashers!

Scrapstashers Anonymous is special workshop aimed at helping us use our "Stash" of Supplies in inspiring, creative ways! I will design a specific project each month and provide you with a list of "what to bring" to create that specific project! You will bring the items on your list from your own "Stash" of supplies! There is an interesting twist with this workshop...You won't know what we are making until you come to class! ...but hey, a little mystery in life is good for you! You will really enjoy seeing everyone's finished projects in a variety of papers, colors, etc. and it's a great opportunity to put your "Stash" to good use! So come and let me show you how to achieve "Success with your Excess"!
The cost to attend is only $5 per Stasher.
Please contact the LBH at (817) 431-7930
to reserve your seat.

July's Scrapstasher Meetings:
Tuesday July 12th

JULY - "what to bring" list:
Happy Summer Everyone! Hopefully you're finding a way to keep cool this summer. Temperatures are definitely rising and so will your creativity when you come to Scrapstasher's this month! I have a fun project designed for you and...yes...this month it is a SuRpRisE project! Here are the items you will need to bring with you to class:

*one Unfinished Wood Frame (5x7)
*one 5x7 piece of glass or acrylic sheet
(we sell the acrylic sheets at the LBH if you need this)
*Assorted Scraps of Coordinating Printed Papers
(about a dozen 3x3 in. pieces will be perfect)
*LOTS of small to medium buttons or bling
(same color family will work best)
*Ink Pads for edges of papers
*Paint for frame & foam brush
*Mod Podge or Tacky Tape
*Fast Grab Tacky Glue
*Scissors & Trimmer

I will provide you with the rest of the items that you will need to complete your project. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you would like to join us but have not yet reserved a seat, just give us a call at the LBH and we will be happy to sign you up.

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

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 The Little Blue House
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248
(817) 431-7930

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


"Welcome" ...A Front Porch LIVE Tutorial!

Hello friends!
Join me on the Front Porch for a LIVE Tutorial with Lolly Chessie!  She will show you how to create this adorable "Welcome" sign...You will love learning how she created these beautiful blossoms!
Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, July 6th @ 8:30pm CST

Lolly created two templates that you can use with this tutorial!
You can find them on our Front Porch Kits Blog here! This project was created out of the newest Front Porch Kit release..."One Sunny Day". You can see the full kit and other fabulous projects here!

So come and sit a spell with me on the Front Porch
and prepare to be inspired!!!!!!
Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)